Within hours of posting the video on the internet this was the first comment, “We are supposed to be Christians who love each other. The thing that amazes me about all of you preachers and teachers is how arrogant some of you are. Each one of you thinks you are right. Maybe all of you are wrong. Maybe some of you are right. Maybe all of you are right in some way. How can you not humble yourselves and agree that you are all trying to figure this out? You are all going to be surprised when you stand before the King and find out just how little you do know.”
This comment is really a very clever ad hominem attack.
Rather than address the debate or defend the indefensible it is much easier to accuse the messenger of being unloving, not humble, and arrogantly stupid, but he did it very well. One thing I will cop to is not being popular, there I could take lessons from Chuck Missler, if that were my object. I have been tempted to make those necessary compromises with the truth, but my Bible also says that the fear of YHWH is the beginning of knowledge, so I let that govern my conduct here.
Honestly I wont be surprised at all how little I knew when Yahushua returns, but are we not supposed to point out false teaching now?.. perhaps some have a lower standard of honesty. If I were to say that “a gap or interval is express, and not conjecture in the text of Dan 9.26” I would be a liar and or deceived. What Chuck claims is there, is not there. The good Pastor always says, “don’t trust me, look in the book, make sure what I’m saying is in there…” This verse is only 50 words, the question is not that complicated. Being humble is not the same thing as being gullible. Does Chuck not need to repent, or is that unloving?
Just how important is this question? It is the cornerstone of the entire Futurist scheme of eschatology, the Achilles Heel if you will. Certainly there are a thousand supporting verses for every fallacy, but that makes them no less false. Tens of thousands of “Christians” make decisions every day based on the Futurist Eschatological scheme of things, because it puts things which they should be concerned with today off to a future which is primarily a fantasy. At the same time confining eminent and future dangers to a false “seventieth week” period of time in the nether future which even when that comes they will be “pre-tribulation raptured” to safety.
Pastors, if you are going to teach on the 7 year tribulation, Daniel chapter 9 or anything that springs from this view of prophecy, then you must watch this video if you want to be sure that you are not engaged in a fallacy or teaching one. The video speaks for itself. As for me, I must obey God rather than man and what popularity demands.